MTH 85-2053-1, HO Scale, GP38-2 Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0 - Southern Pacific

$133.95
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Gender:
Boys & Girls
State of Assembly:
Ready to Go/Pre-built
Country/Region of Manufacture:
China
Type:
Diesel Locomotive
Features:
DCC
MPN:
85-2053-1
Gauge:
HO Scale
Train Operating Company:
Southern Pacific
Brand:
MTH
Grading:
C-10 Mint-Brand New
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GP38-2 Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0 - Southern Pacific

Cab No. 4850

HO Scale

WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED MTH DEALER. THIS ITEM IS BRAND NEW AND COMES WITH THE FULL MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY.

Produced from 1972 to 1986, the GP38-2 helped inaugurate Electro-Motive's "Dash-2" series of locomotives and became one of EMD's all-time best sellers. With over 2200 engines sold throughout North America, rare was the railroad that did not roster these reliable, second-generation EMD workhorses.

Building on the success of the GP38 introduced in 1966, the Dash-2 model looked almost identical on the outside but incorporated a host of internal upgrades that lowered exhaust emissions and improved reliability, ease of maintenance, and tractive effort. Most significant was the replacement of the maze of hard-wired circuits, switches, interlocks, and relays - which had characterized first-generation diesels and had been the source of many of their service issues - with modular, solid-state electronics. Other improvements toughened the pistons, rings, and bearings of the 2000-horsepower, non-turbocharged model 645 prime mover.

The result was an engine so hard working and dependable that it became as common on American railroads as the F-unit was in the 1950s and '60s. Trains magazine recognized this in 1982 by designating B&O GP38 #3802 (a pre-Dash-2 model) as the All American Diesel; the engine resides today in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, repainted in its 1982 Chessie System colors. Many GP38-2s have soldiered on for more than three decades and remain in service today on short lines and regional railroads.

This accurately modeled GP38-2 joins our lineup in eight prototypical paint schemes. Proto-Sound 3.0 versions feature the same versatile electronics and prototypical sounds found in every Proto-Sound 3.0 engine. In command mode, you can operate this second-generation stalwart with any other DCC- or M.T.H. DCS-equipped models. With the DCS system, you can create a lashup with just a few keystrokes, combining one or more GP38-2s with other Proto-Sound 3.0 first-, second-, or third-generation diesels - and run them all from a single throttle just like the prototype.

  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Metal Chassis
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • RP25 Metal Wheels
  • (2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • (2) Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew-Wound Balanced Motors
  • Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
  • 1:87 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:8" x 1 3/8" x 2.5"
  • Operates On 18" Radius Curves